Every single day, every single month, and every single season brings new activities and opportunities to Southwest Montana. Homeowners in towns like Bozeman and Big Sky, Montana will tell you that there’s no best season—they all just have their own advantages. Here’s what we love about each one:
Spring | Harvest the spring corn snow on Big Sky Resort until the end of April—it’s a party up there. Pause your golf game to observe a herd of elk. Any Big Sky region golf course, whether part of a private club or open to the public, boast unbelievable views from every hole. Peruse local galleries, where works of art reflect Southwest Montana’s abundant natural beauty. Cycle on Yellowstone National Park’s roads in the seasonal window, before they open to vehicles. Don’t forget your binoculars… bison calving season is a spectacle, and the park’s wildlife is waking up from winter.
Can’t-miss event: BZN International Film Festival
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Summer | Every Thursday evening, stop by the free, outdoor concert series in town center: Music in the Mountains. Find your flow on Big Sky Resort’s mountain bike trails, whether you’re crushing downhill trails or savoring a mellow ride. Hit the dusty trail in Yellowstone National Park, and you’ll quickly lose the boardwalk tourists. Wander downtown Bozeman during the Sweet Pea Festival, a celebration of art, music, and food. Plan a picnic by a scenic spot, like nearby Ousel Falls, Beehive Basin, or the Uplands Trail. Run the Gallatin River’s most thrilling whitewater rapids—book with a river guide if you’re seeking a big adventure.
Can’t-miss event: Big Sky PBR: a week of events including a golf tournament, live music, and pro division bull riding
Fall | Tour the impressive limestone caves in Lewis and Clark Caverns, Montana’s first state park. Take a field trip to a nearby ghost town, like Bannock State Park, a registered Historic Landmark and relic from Montana’s gold rush. Get to know the rhythms of the backcountry during hunting season, whether you’re tracking bugling trophy elk or upland gamebirds. Take a scenic weekend road trip, like the “Vigilante Trail,” a scenic byway beginning in West Yellowstone—you’ll have time for leisurely stops en route. Sure, it’s called fishing, not catching, but the brown trout are seriously biting on the blue-river Gallatin River.
Can’t-miss event: Opening day at Big Sky Resort
Winter | Gaze upon the 360-degree view from the top of Big Sky Resort’s famous Lone Peak Tram. At 11,166 ft., this vista encompasses three states, two national parks, and countless mountain ranges. Soak tired muscles in a nearby hot springs; our favorite is found in Paradise Valley (literally). Explore the Lone Mountain Ranch’s cross-country ski trails—the #1 Nordic ski destination in North America is in your backyard. Yellowstone National Park’s out-of-this-world landscape of looks even more dramatic when it’s snow-dusted, and the crowds are thin during winter months. Find your inner kid at Big Sky Town Center’s sledding hill and ice skating rink.
Can’t-miss event: Warren Miller Performing Arts Center season, December thru March
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